Choosing new tile for your Bozeman home can give it a fresh look that is better aligned with your lifestyle and sense of decor. With all the different choices in styles and colors, however, it can be challenging to decide on one or two tiles for the long term. Here are some tips to help make the choice easier from Floor Coverings International Bozeman.
1. Looks Count!
Trust your style instincts first. You need to be able to look at the tile you choose day in and day out for years to come. Make sure that it’s something that is attractive and that you find beautiful. For example, if you love the look of wood but hesitate to use it for your bathroom flooring, wood-look tiles are a way for you to get the beauty and durability you crave.
2. Speaking of Durability…
If you’re like most homeowners, any type of flooring that you put in your home is going to be purchased with the intent of getting years of use out of it. Not only does this mean that the tile has to be durable and able to withstand hundreds of hours of foot traffic, it also has to be resistant to stains and scratches. For example, some natural stone tiles, such as travertine, are more prone to damage than other stones or ceramic and porcelain tiles. Understand the pros and cons of the material you select so you are sure it will fit your needs and expectations.
3. Is it Timeless?
Something else to consider is the timeless factor of the tile flooring you choose. Think about your home’s architectural style as well as your own decorating goals and lifestyle. Tiles that are appropriate for a baby room, for example, might not be something that is timeless enough to last throughout an entire childhood. Also, if you are considering selling your home in the future, flooring that appeals to potential homebuyers could help bring top dollar for the house.
4. Coordinating Tile with Other Elements
Another aspect of choosing the right tile involves looking at how it interacts with those other elements that already exist in your home. Depending on your style, you might have pieces that are from different types of decor that meld together to create an eclectic combination of several designs. If this is the case, you might want to choose a tile that is more neutral. Otherwise, the effects of your eclectic decor could get lost in the boldness of your tile.
Alternatively, you might have a more conventional and traditional style home but want to punch up its vividness some. While using a bold mosaic pattern for the entire living room might be overwhelming, having it installed in the guest bathroom or foyer could add excitement without clashing with other elements.
When you are ready to get started, contact Floor Coverings International Bozeman for a free in-home consultation. We’ll come to you with our mobile showroom so you can browse samples in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
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